Category Archives: Teaching

Thinking about ‘Happy Cities’

Last year at Villiers Park Education Trust as part of the ‘Geographical Imaginations‘ course I delivered a new session which focused on cities. In previous years I had spent the time to explore sustainable cities and what that meant in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Podcasts for Geography Students

I often get asked by students from secondary school to postgraduates about strategies to gain a broader knowledge of geographical issues, and how to ‘read around the subject’ as they are often instructed to do. Many students cite lack of … Continue reading

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Considering Global Food and Water Security

This week at Villiers Park Education Trust as part of the Geographical Imaginations course I’ve been discussing with students the complex nature of food and water security. Students had completed some reading before the session in order to aid discussion: One … Continue reading

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A new podcasting platform for PhD and early career researchers in the social sciences

I have written before about how useful I find podcasts for teaching and for broadening your geographical mind, and more recently I have discovered a new website which hosts podcasts from PhD and early career researchers: Viva Voce Podcasts. This … Continue reading

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Broadening your geographical mind

In the past I have written about how podcasts are a great way for students to explore other areas of geography. This post is really an update with another suggestion along similar lines. I’ve recently discovered the London School of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Fieldwork and Research in Human Geography

It’s the beginning of the academic year and lots of students will be returning to university. For those of you who are about to embark any fieldwork or research in human geography, this post points to the books I have … Continue reading

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Using geography journals: A list of places to start…

Something I have been meaning to write a post about for a while is the use of Journals by geography students. For many of the undergraduates I have taught it has taken quite a while for them to realise they … Continue reading

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